2016 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 20 - Military Affairs
Article 12 - Code of Military Justice
Section 20-12-29 - Mutiny or sedition.

NM Stat § 20-12-29 (2016) What's This?

20-12-29. Mutiny or sedition.

A. Any person subject to Chapter 20 NMSA 1978 who:

(1) with intent to usurp or override lawful military authority, refuses, in concert with any other person, to obey orders or otherwise do his duty or creates any violence or disturbance is guilty of mutiny;

(2) with intent to cause the overthrow or destruction of lawful civil authority, creates, in concert with any other person, revolt, violence or other disturbance against that authority is guilty of sedition; or

(3) fails to do his utmost to prevent and suppress a mutiny or sedition being committed in his presence, or fails to take all reasonable means to inform his superior commissioned officer or commanding officer of a mutiny or sedition which he knows or has reason to believe is taking place;

is guilty of a failure to suppress or report a mutiny or sedition.

B. A person who is found guilty of attempted mutiny, mutiny, sedition or failure to suppress or report a mutiny or sedition shall be punished by death or other punishment as a court-martial may direct.

History: 1978 Comp., 20-12-29, enacted by Laws 1989, ch. 337, 28.

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